Alumni News Kudos & Announcements
Carl “Stan” Gustafson, Class of ’45, Rawlins, Wyo.,
wrote, The Caluma, about an alien from a different cosmic dimension who was born to an earth mother prior to the arrival of the 20th Century. Carl’s pen name is Channing S. Gray.
Jim Quinn, Attended, was inducted posthumously
into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Jim was a coach, administrator, and a chronicler of sports history. He began coaching as a student at BH in 1940 and went on to teach and serve as superintendent at several schools in western South Dakota. He taught for nearly three decades in Rapid City and earned a lasting reputation for his efforts promoting South
Dakota sports. He was the first president of the Yellow Jacket Foundation, which was formed to support BHSU athletics.
James “Jim” Emery, Attended, Custer, won the
coveted Dreamer Award from the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation board of directors.
Andersen, Class of ’68, Spearfish,
was recognized for over 20 years of service to the Spearfish Lions Club.
Walford “Wally” Eklund, Class of ’68, Gregory, was presented with the annual South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Wally has
practiced law in Gregory since 1971.
Jerome “Jerry” Greene, Class of ’68, Arvada, Colo., has published numerous written works. His latest book, The Guns of Independence: The Siege of Yorktown, 1781, was released in paperback in 2009.
BHSU musicians gather for summer reunion in the Black Hills
Last summer, BHSU hosted an All-Choral Reunion which included a picnic on campus and a performance at the Spearfish Arts Center 32nd Annual Festival in the Park. Pictured are (bottom row, left to right) Lori Miller, Class of ‘89, Spearfish; Jonathan Nero, BHSU choral director, Spearfish; Steve Parker, former BHSU choral director, Spearfish; Jamie Williams, BHSU student, Gillette, Wyo.; Carol (Isaacs) Pratt, Class of ’54, Faith; Kathleen (Wilson) Knudson, Class of ’73, Hettinger, N.D.; Judy (Prosper) De Nio, Class of ’73, Columbus, Neb.; Karyl (Ketelsen) Meyer, Class of ’75, Gillette, Wyo.; Karen (Tarter) Wagner, Class of ’92, Ipswich; Kristina Young, BHSU student, Lead; Laurie Albrecht, Class of ’96, Lead; Kathy (Buchanan) Daum, Class of ’69, Spearfish; and Janet (Engel) Lake, Class of ’96, Sundance, Wyo.; (row two, left to right) Josephine (Prior) Hartmann, Class of ’65, Sturgis; Susan Kostenbauer, Class of ’85, Sundance, Wyo.; Ruth (Jepson) Wickstrom, Class of ’65, Spearfish; Pam Wegner, BHSU professor, Spearfish; Tara Warren, BHSU student, Burke; Marsha (Martin) Berreth, Class of ’73, Pierre; Ellen Plocek, Class of ’73, Spearfish; Darlene Swartz, former BHSU faculty, Spearfish; Peggy (Welch) Howard, Class of ’73, Sundance, Wyo.; Rose (Conzemius) Grode, Class of ’74, Bristol; (row three, left to right) Ashton Vandenhoek, BHSU student, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Hilda Locke, Spearfish; Jeana Dodge, Class of ’84, Parker, Colo.; Cheryl (Junek) Vopat, Class of ’81, Wrenshall, Minn.; Amanda Reed, BHSU student, Powell, Wyo.; Crystal Brakke, Class of ’82, Presho; Nikki Miller, Class of ’94, Spearfish; Crystal (Kostenbauer) Clark, Class of ’88, Elk Mountain, Wyo.; Kenda (Ritthaler) Ford, Class of ’87, Gillette, Wyo.; Jill (Anderson) Carpenter, Class of ’81, Green River, Wyo.; Barb (Doyle) Croell, Class of ’81, Sundance, Wyo.; Bonnie (Opstedahl) Selin, Class of ’75, Princeton, Minn.; Kay Sherer-Smith, Class of ’81, Maplewood, Minn.; (row four, left to right) Dale Selin, Princeton, Minn.; John Daum, Class of ’69, Spearfish; Jesse Erickson, BHSU student, Spearfish; Steve Vopat, Class of ’82, Wrenshall, Minn.; Everett Follette, Class of ’55, Spearfish; Scott Bohall, Attended, Glendale, Ariz.; Mike Foley, Class of ’67, Wausau, Wis.; Roy Viken, Class of ’67, Boise, Idaho; John Trohkimoinen, Class of ’51, Sheridan, Wyo.; Tom Wheaton, Class of ’87, Spearfish; Richard Hicks, former BHSU faculty, Spearfish; Doug De Nio, Class of ’73, Columbus, Neb.; Chrisann Mateer, Attended, Belle Fourche; Delton Hanson, Class of ’87, Palmyra, Va.
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